Asset Protection

3 Things Living Trusts Won’t Control

Posted on: April 28th, 2016
Trusts can help to minimize an estate tax burden and allow the trust grantor to retain control and flexibility. While trusts may serve as a powerful estate planning tool, there are some aspects that a living trust will not control....

North Carolina Ranks 15th For Trust Decanting in 2016

Posted on: February 15th, 2016
Trust decanting is a process that allows assets of a trust to be distributed to another trust with different terms; generally the newer trust offers terms that better satisfy the needs of the beneficiary. Some states impose burdensome administration requirements for trust decanting, while others offer easier means of use....

Almost 1 in 4 Caregivers are Millennials

Posted on: January 19th, 2016
New research shows that almost 25 percent of caregivers are Millennials. The research came from a joint study between the National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Policy Institute....

Problems With Old Trusts

Posted on: November 21st, 2015
Even if one’s goals were accomplished when a trust was initially created years ago, those goals might not align with current tax legislation and, sometimes, could result in overly complicated trust administration....

Tax Considerations in Structuring Inheritances

Posted on: November 18th, 2015
When dividing assets in an estate plan, the testator might be inclined to evenly split assets for heirs. However, if not planned for properly, federal and state tax requirements nevertheless could result in an uneven split of assets upon distribution...

Legal Planning: Greater Costs for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Posted on: November 17th, 2015
End-of-life treatments in particular cost 81 percent more for dementia patients than others. Cognitive impairments such as dementia and Alzheimer’s impose significant care expenses on the aging population....
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